Neither Israel or the Hamas wing of the Palestinians want negotiations; both want all the land for their respective populations. So what is the EU waiting for? Abbas to talk to himself. Israel is moving ahead with plans to cleanse area C of the West Bank making it clear that at best Palestinians can have around 50 percent of the area for a state, in other words a series of cantons based on its main cities. The Palestinians rightly will not agree to this. So what is the West waiting for? The only conclusion I can come to is that they are prepared to see both sides engage in full-blown war. The time-bomb has begun ticking!
5 wounded Syrians rushed to northern Israeli hospital (Haaretz)